Have you ever felt like a fool on Valentine’s day? Why not ensure that this time will be better? If you create this beautiful Berry Fool for a special someone or for yourself on Valentine’s, you’ll be the smart one, trust me!
This British dessert is a timeless classic, and as soon as you taste it you’ll know why. No one really remembers why exactly it’s called a Berry Fool.
How did Berry Fool Get its Name?
There are many theories, but I prefer to concentrate on how lovely and beautiful this dessert really is!
This dessert treat is created with a strained puree of raspberries and strawberries, but it can be made with just about any juicy berries.
Gelatin is added to give the puree a firmer consistency so it will hold it’s own when swirled with the billowy mounds of whip cream. No, this is not Jell-O mixed with cool whip! That my friends is a sad knock-off of the true greatness of Berry Fool.
It’s all in the details when finishing up this Berry Fool recipe.
This Berry Fool dessert is easy to assemble and does require a food processor or blender. The fruit puree can be made ahead of time, and I would recommend you do this. Make the puree, set it in the fridge, and move on to cooking dinner or other fun things on your to-do list while it sets up. It needs at least two hours in the fridge to thicken up.
Additional chopped fruit that is not pureed is tossed with sugar to sweeten and become juicy. This fruit is layered with whip cream then sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs to top the whole thing off. My favorite garnish is the mint sprig. It makes this dessert look like a classy indulgence. So pretty!
If you like this recipe, you should check out this Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake, or this Easy Strawberry Pink Fluff for more great berry dessert ideas! Don’t forget to rate this recipe and leave a comment, your support is greatly appreciated so I can continue to provide great recipes for free! Enjoy the Berry Fool!Print